Paredes, Américo, 1915-1999

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-09-03
Death 1999-05-05
Americans
Spanish; Castilian, English

Biographical notes:

Folklorist, teacher, author, activist. Born Brownsville, Texas (1915), died Austin, Texas (1999). Educated University of Texas at Austin (PhD., 1956). Scholar of Mexican-American folklore and music; Professor of English and Anthropology, University of Texas; initiated folklore center, organized Mexican American Studies program at University; author of fiction and poetry.

From the description of Américo Paredes papers, 1886-1999 (bulk 1931-1999). (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51244413

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Subjects:

  • Folklore--Study and teaching
  • Folklorists
  • Mexican Americans--Music
  • Mexican Americans--Intellectual life
  • American poetry--Mexican American authors
  • Folk music
  • Mexican Americans--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Folk poetry, Mexican

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Mexican-American Border Region (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Austin (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • Brownsville (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.) (as recorded)